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Torqued Towers

This is the Turning Torso tower in Malmö, which at 190 metres is Sweden’s tallest skyscraper. The most striking thing about this tower is that it appears to be twisted around its axis. It has nine segments of five-story pentagons…

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Wednesday, 20th May 2009

The Faith Dome

The Crenshaw Christian Center’s Faith Dome is a non-denominational megachurch located in the heart of South Los Angeles. With seating for over 10,000 attendants, it is one of the largest places of worship in the United States.

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Friday, 15th May 2009

Google Sightseeing Turns Four

Unbelievable, but today is the 4th anniversary of the launch of Google Sightseeing! We shan’t bore you with a potted history – instead we’re revisiting a couple of sights from this day in 2005 to see how things have changed.…

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Monday, 6th April 2009

Zzyzx, California

About half way between Los Angeles and Las Vegas you might spot an unusual exit sign on Interstate 15, directing you towards the delightfully unpronounceable Zzyzx Road. If you were to take the exit, you’d find Zzyzx Road to be…

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Friday, 3rd April 2009

Street View Car Dreams of the Laguna Seca Raceway

As one of Google Street View cars drove past the Laguna Seca Raceway, it happened to capture a photograph of a race in action. Aware of its own existence as a fuel-efficient-but-not-exactly-a-racecar Toyota Prius, the anthropomorphized car obviously dreamed of…

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Friday, 27th March 2009

Naked Street View

Warning: This post contains partial nudity and other images that you may not deem suitable for the workplace or for children. When we first posted our notorious Topless Sunbather here on Google Sightseeing back in September 2006, half the world…

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Tuesday, 24th March 2009
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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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